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Five songs to get over a breakup

If you've gotten out of a relationship recently, been broken up with or need some encouragement, music is the perfect way to cheer up, even when things are hard. Here are some songs to celebrate your freedom and independence.

"I Will Survive" by Gloria Gaynor

With lyrics that encourage a strong, independent mentality, this song is sure to make you feel empowered. Although you might be feeling upset about the way things turned out, it is nice to have a reminder that this will also pass.

"Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" by Kelly Clarkson

When you're feeling low and discouraged, cheer up by knowing you're stronger than you think you are. This song sends the message that if you're still breathing, there's hope. This difficult time will only make you a stronger person in the end.

"Ridin’ Solo" by Jason Derulo

Start feeling free again and celebrate having time to be yourself with this upbeat tune about being single. It can be exciting and freeing not having to worry about the restrictions of a relationship.

"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" by Beyonce

Celebrating singleness can be even more fun with all your single friends by your side. Remember that you're not alone. Your friends are always there to support and have a good time with you. Hang out with some of your friends and rediscover how exciting it is to just be you with your girls. 

"Part of Me" by Katy Perry

Just because you're out of a relationship doesn't mean you're not a complete person. Enjoy knowing that even if you don't have that person in your life anymore, you're still you. Don't let that one part of your life drag down the rest of who you are.

These are five of the many songs you can use to celebrate being you to get that breakup out of your system. Remember, just because you're not with your old partner doesn't mean you're any less of a person. Jam to these tunes and enjoy just being yourself.